A hilarious new collection of razor-sharp observations from the New York Times bestselling author of Brain Droppings.Few comics make the transition from stage to page as smoothly or successfully as George Carlin. Brain Droppings spent a total of 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and this new one is certain to tickle even more ribs (and rattle a few more cages) with its characteristically ironic take on life's annoying universal truths.In Napalm & Silly Putty, Carlin doesn't steer clear of the tough issues, preferring instead to look life boldly in the eye to pose the questions few dare to ask: How can it be a spy satellite if they announce on TV that it's a spy satellite? Why do they bother saying "e;raw sewage"e;? Do some people cook that stuff? In the expression "e;topsy-turvy,"e; what exactly is meant by "e;turvy"e;?And he makes some startling observations, including: Most people with low self-esteem have earned it. Guys don't seem to be called "e;Lefty"e; anymore. Most people don't know what they're doing, and a lot of them are really good at it.Carlin also waxes wickedly philosophical on all sorts of subjects, including: KIDS--They're not all cute. In fact, if you look at them closely, some of them are rather unpleasant looking. And a lot of them don't smell too good either. DEATH ROW--If you're condemned to die they have to give you one last meal of your own request. What is that all about? A group of people plan to kill you, so they want you to eat something you like?Add to the mix "e;The Ten Most Embarrassing Songs of All Time,"e; "e;The 20th Century Hostility Scoreboard,"e; and "e;People I Can Do Without,"e; and you have an irresistibly insouciant assortment of musings, questions, assertions, and assumptions guaranteed to please the millions of fans waiting for the next Carlin collection--and the millions more waiting to discover this comic genius.
Napalm & Silly Putty